Ministry

Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation

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Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation
$16.99
This book, written by a Certified Christian Conciliator with more than 20 years of experience in church reconciliation, offers practical advice for improving the spiritual health of congregations and the ministers that lead them.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758658067
Publication Date: 
2017-09-20
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Called to Serve: A Theology of Commissioned Ministry

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Called to Serve: A Theology of Commissioned Ministry
$15.99
All too often, commissioned workers struggle to know their place in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. How do they find their place without setting themselves up to be viewed as public ministers or be viewed as holding merely one of many offices of the larger office of public ministry? Is it possible to have a high view of the pastoral office and of the ministry of commissioned workers while at the same time not sacrificing the dignity of either, nor confusing the theological and historical significance of both? This book argues that it can-and should-be done.

Commissioned ministers in the LCMS who desire to better understand their theological place in ministry will highly value this book. In addition, church work programs across the Synod would benefit from making use of the book as a text to help teach a properly balanced and respectful approach to the office of public ministry, as it relates to both pastors and commissioned ministers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758662521
Publication Date: 
2019-06-25

Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor's Heart

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Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor's Heart
$21.99
2020 Christianity Today Book Award Winner for Church/Pastoral Leadership
2019 TGC Ministry Book of the Year Winner

2020 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner for Ministry Resources.

Drawing on a lifetime of pastoral experience, The Care of Souls is a beautifully written treasury of proven wisdom which pastors will find themselves turning to again and again.

Harold Senkbeil helps remind pastors of the essential calling of the ministry: preaching and living out the Word of God while orienting others in the same direction. And he offers practical and fruitful advice--born out of his five decades as a pastor--that will benefit both new pastors and those with years in the pulpit.

In a time when many churches have lost sight of the real purpose of the church, The Care of Souls invites a new generation of pastors to form the godly habits and practical wisdom needed to minister to the hearts and souls of those committed to their care.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781683593010
Publication Date: 
2019-06-26
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Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valley

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Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valley
$9.99

2021 Christianity Today Beautiful Orthodoxy Award of Merit

Lord, do you not care if we perish?

That's what the frightened disciples shouted to Jesus as he slept in the stern of a storm-tossed boat. In the midst of suffering and uncertainty, we're all prone to think that God has forgotten us, he doesn't care, or he's powerless to do anything.

And that's true of us in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Christ and Calamity, Harold L. Senkbeil speaks pastorally to our suffering and uncertainty. Senkbeil shows God's constant and faithful grace to us. With Paul he encourages us: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1 Thess 5:16-18).

Calamities come in many different sizes, and God addresses them all in his word and by his Spirit. Even when we don't see or feel it, God is always faithful.

"If I dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me" (Ps 139:9-10).

The disciples' faith in the midst of the storm may have been weak, but Jesus was mighty to save. And he will save you, too. No matter how small your faith, you can count on him to hear your anguished cry and to answer.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683594437
Publication Date: 
2020-06-03
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Christ Have Mercy: How to Put Your Faith in Action

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Christ Have Mercy: How to Put Your Faith in Action
$16.99
Through Scripture study, real-life experiences, and the writings of Lutheran Church Fathers, Christ Have Mercy urges Christians to consider the innumerable opportunities we have to show mercyto fellow Christians and to anyone God places in our path. Includes Study Guide
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758615015
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01

Church Leadership & Strategy: For the Care of Souls

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Church Leadership & Strategy: For the Care of Souls
$9.99
Christ's sheep need shepherding. That's where you come in.

With more than 60 years of ministry between them, Harold Senkbeil and Lucas Woodford have come to understand that everything in ministry-even administration, leadership, and planning-revolves around the ancient tradition of the care of souls. Pastors are entrusted with the care of a flock by the Good Shepherd and are called to be faithful to this task. But pastoring seems to be getting more and more difficult.

Based on a sound theological framework, Senkbeil and Woodford present a set of practical tools for church leadership and strategy. Calling on their vast experience, they encourage pastors to protect, guide, and feed their flock as Jesus would, bridging the eternal wisdom of the word of God with the everyday practicality of hands-on leadership.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683593157
Publication Date: 
2019-11-06
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Connected to Christ: Why Membership Matters

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Connected to Christ: Why Membership Matters
$8.99
Christianity is corporate, not personal. God designed humanity to live in community with one another, and the Church on earth is how God provides that community for His people. Church membership is about more than just "pray, pay, obey"-and this book shows the importance and blessings of being a part of Christ's Church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758657251
Publication Date: 
2017-07-18

Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry in the 21st Century

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Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry in the 21st Century
$20.99
This book examines what Lutheran theology adds to the whole field of youth ministry that isn't found elsewhere. It begins with an introduction to Eutychus, who is a paradigm of adolescent development.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758625694
Publication Date: 
2010-07-02
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Feasting in a Famine of the Word

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Feasting in a Famine of the Word
$38.00
The Lord warns of a ""famine . . . of hearing the word of the Lord"" (Amos 8:11). Has this warning come to pass in our day? There is no shortage of preachers, but how often do they miss the mark in actually delivering the word of God to their hearers, leaving them hungry? The authors of these essays seek to equip preachers with resources to offer their hearers a rich feast from the word of the Lord. Writing from a Lutheran perspective, contributors from across the globe provide a fresh approach to preaching. These authors represent seasoned pastors and professors as well as young scholars. All are actively preaching and teaching God's word on a regular basis. This book covers a wide range of topics relating to preaching--from the scriptural background and hermeneutical issues to historical examples of notable preachers, and also practical guides to crafting and delivering a sermon. These essays will assist preachers in proclaiming God's word in a manner that provides a feast for those living in a famine-stricken world. ""It's no secret that preaching has fallen on hard times in our day. But help is on the way. In this book preachers will be both challenged and equipped for a task humanly impossible: to faithfully proclaim glad tidings in a world of hurt and despair. Woven like a golden thread throughout is the distinctly Lutheran conviction that the Word of God is living and active to both kill and make alive in Christ Jesus."" --Harold L. Senkbeil, Executive Director for Spiritual Care, Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel Mark W. Birkholz is Pastor of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Jacob Corzine is Campus Minister at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa. Jonathan Mumme is Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781498203166
Publication Date: 
2016-02-16
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Funerals: For the Care of Souls

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Funerals: For the Care of Souls
$17.99
Death will strike your congregation. Are you ready? Are they?
Death has become a four-letter word. Whereas in previous generations, the practice of memento mori (remember death) was embedded in family life, people today have found ways to distance themselves from death. As Western culture becomes increasingly more secular, the Christian understanding of death and the funeral appear more and more strange.
Fear of death affects us all, and so pastors have significant hurdles to overcome. What Christians need today is a renewed vision of the traditional Christian funeral liturgy. In Funerals, Tim Perry recovers the rich theology inherent to the Christian funeral: communion with the saints in death, peace in forgiveness, hope in the resurrection, and joy in life eternal. Perry guides pastors through the practice of funerals, from planning the service to preaching the eulogy, and offers wisdom for the hard cases.
Perry's Funerals will help pastors disciple their people to see through the valley of the shadow of death and into the hope beyond.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781683594734
Publication Date: 
2021-08-04
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God with Us: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Sermons

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God with Us: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Sermons
$16.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781934328118
Publication Date: 
2014-09-14
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Handling the Word of Truth, Revised Ed.

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Handling the Word of Truth, Revised Ed.
$15.99
This book draws on C. F. W. Walthers Law and Gospel theses to present and apply these foundational truths to contemporary Christian faith and living.
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9780758648952
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How to Keep Your Church Out of Court

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How to Keep Your Church Out of Court
$7.99
Addresses the need for development and maintenance of physically and legally safe church premises. Includes personnel issues.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758600646
Publication Date: 
2002-07-01

How Your Church Family Works

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How Your Church Family Works
$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566993296
Publication Date: 
2012-01-08

I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression

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I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression
$5.99

Delving into the somewhat taboo topic of clergy and mental illness, this 100-page book written by Rev. Todd Peperkorn, offers a rare glimpse into one LCMS pastor’s personal journey through depression while remaining reliant upon God’s grace. The book also offers suggestions to help a loved one battling depression.

ISBN/SKU: 
160200014

Idea and Practice of a Christian University: A Lutheran Approach

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Idea and Practice of a Christian University: A Lutheran Approach
$39.99
A holistic vision of Christian higher education from academics to athletics, regents to students. It offers a biblical, Lutheran vision rooted in the interaction of faith and learning and oriented toward the cultivation of wisdom and vocation for freedom and service to society, nature, and the Church. Discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650405
Publication Date: 
2015-06-02

Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church

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Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church
$26.99

Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Ministry Resources

The church is experiencing a leadership crisis. What can we do to prevent pastors from leaving the ministry?

For every celebrity pastor exiting the ministry in the spotlight, there are many more lesser-known pastors leaving in the shadows. Pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp argues that lurking behind every pastoral failure is the lack of a strong leadership community. Tripp draws on his decades of ministry experience to give churches twelve gospel principles necessary to combat this leadership crisis. Each of these principles, built upon characteristics such as humility, dependency, and accountability, will enable new and experienced leaders alike to focus their attention on the ultimate leadership model: the gospel.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781433567636
Publication Date: 
2020-09-01
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Living Word

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Living Word
$26.00
The teaching of Dr Gustaf Wingren,Professor at the University of Lund, is beginning to dominate the theological scene in Sweden. Through previously translated books it is also beginning to make its mark in the English-speaking world. This is the translation of Dr Wingrcn's most important book to date-a systematic and profoundly argued treatment of the major themes in Christian theology in relation to the contemporary preacher's proclamation of the living Word of God in the Church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781579109424
Publication Date: 
2002-04-24
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Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future

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Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future
$42.99
Dr. Korcok examines how the Evangelical understanding of Baptism, vocation, and catechesis has shaped Lutheran education throughout its history. He describes the historical Lutheran model of education and how that model might be used today. This book will be of interest to classical educators and those studying C. F. W. Walther, who features prominently in the research (2011 is the 200th anniversary of Walther's birth).
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758628343
Publication Date: 
2011-01-01
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Lutheran Primer for Preaching: A Theological Approach to Sermon Writing

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Lutheran Primer for Preaching: A Theological Approach to Sermon Writing
$14.99
An aide in assisting Pastors in understanding the theology behind the act of preaching, and provides students the forum to discuss some of the necessities that should be considered in sermon writing.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758651495
Publication Date: 
2015-04-30

Martin Luther Preacher of the Cross

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Martin Luther Preacher of the Cross
$29.99
Martin Luther was not only a theologian but a pastor engaged in the care of souls. This resource provides evidence for Luther's application of his evangelical theology to consciences burdened with sin, haunted by death, and afflicted by the devil.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758611130
Publication Date: 
2013-10-01

Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal

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Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal
$25.99
Do human beings share a common morality? Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal presents engaging essays from contemporary Lutheran scholars, teachers, and pastors, each offering a fresh reappraisal of natural law within the context of historic Lutheran teaching and practice. Thought provoking questions following each essay will help readers apply key Bible texts associated with natural law to their daily lives.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758627339
Publication Date: 
2010-12-24

Navigating Ministry Challenges

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Navigating Ministry Challenges
$24.99
"Contributors share their wisdom about the practical side of ministry: work/life balance, governing a church, managing people, and other challenges pastors encounter. Pastors new to parish ministry will benefit from learning from those who have gone before them, who have served in parishes of all shapes and sizes. Experienced pastors will learn from their peers, giving them fresh tips and tools for parish ministry"--
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758667144
Publication Date: 
2021-12-01

Office and Ordination in Luther and Melanchthon

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Office and Ordination in Luther and Melanchthon
$39.99
"Original title: Hellmut Lieberg, Amt und Ordination bei Luther und Melanchthon, Gésttingen, 1963."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669698
Publication Date: 
2020-11-01

Pastor Craft (Hardback)

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Pastor Craft (Hardback)
$39.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781948969604